I think it’s just very tightly regulated since 2017.
Yes, that all sounds about right. I never went that deeply into the specifics of the internationally agreed upon laws governing this area of trade, but I do remember accompanying my employer, the owner of an extremely high end furniture manufacturer in Brooklyn NY that created custom items for very rich clients like Trump, Oprah, etc.Unless you are dealing in certain musical instruments it is effectively a total ban, the legal position being-
CITES moved to protect the world’s most trafficked wild product by placing all 300 species of the rosewood tree under trade restrictions.
Under CITES, trading in rosewood products made prior to 1947 is permissible. If you are buying a piece of rosewood, usually furniture, that was made after 1947, reputable and responsible dealers will indicate on the listing that the piece will come with an Article 10 Certificate (sometimes called a CITES Certificate). The seller will apply for certification and this will accompany the piece of rosewood – this is called a ‘Transaction Specific Certificate (TSC)’ which is issued in the name of the applicant and may only be used by them for one transaction. Without an Article 10 Certificate rosewood should not be traded.
An exemption to CITES came into law in November 2019 in relation to guitars and other musical instruments made from rosewood. This amendment allowed the international trade in rosewood guitars or other musical instruments without any Article 10 certificates being required.
To do so would be illegal and they don't. Retailers might still be shifting old stock (but legally even that is questionable). KEF don't offer their speakers in rosewood these days. I can't imagine that any responsible manufacturer does.I guess KEF could claim these speakers are musical instruments, if that’s not too much of a stretch.
More of a nightmare I'd have thought! That system used some 30 McIntosh MC-2102 Valve Power Amplifiers. I had one (yes, only one!) about 20 years ago and frankly I didn't think it was a particularly good amplifier and soon sold it. It also ran fantastically hot and I can only imagine how unpleasant a room with 30 of them would have been!!
Looks like they can afford the AC bill though!More of a nightmare I'd have thought! That system used some 30 McIntosh MC-2102 Valve Power Amplifiers. I had one (yes, only one!) about 20 years ago and frankly I didn't think it was a particularly good amplifier and soon sold it. It also ran fantastically hot and I can only imagine how unpleasant a room with 30 of them would have been!!
Ditto , the only use of the acronym , besides Public Address , is Personal Assistant .I’d always thought that the term PA was only ever used for very limited bandwidth systems used for the specific task of addressing the public. Station and airport announcements and the like. What we in the UK would know as a ‘Tannoy’. Nothing to do with hi-fi whatsoever – but all to do with high speech intelligibility. They typically have a restricted frequency response no better than a telephone, centred on the human voice for clarity in noisy environments and high power directional speakers. I’ve never heard of PA being an abbreviation for ‘pro-audio’ whatever that might mean.
Good thing you credited Mandy the Flying Schnauzer, otherwise you know I would have gotten on your case big time.I've been having fun looking at the latest bestest newest stuff here last several posts. I thought I'd go down a different road & post a stab from the past. Circa 1985:
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I had brown hair back then (and more of it) but I esp get a kick out of how incredibly high tech our new wireless land line phone was.
Bottom Shelf: JVC staight line TT & Hitachi VHS Hi-Fi
Middle shelf: two, Kenwood integrated amps & Yamaha CD-X3 on top. Sansui QSD-1, Sony tuner,Penncrest dbx cassete deck, Fosgate Tate 101A.
Top shelf: my entire CD collection. And on the floor DIY speaker next 1st pup ever Mandy the Flying Schnauzer.
Edit: This set up supersedes my apartment set up in post #633.
Good thing you credited Mandy the Flying Schnauzer, otherwise you know I would have gotten on your case big time.
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